OBITUARY

Diane Catherine Jones

September 24, 1938May 6, 2020

Diane Catherine Jones, 81, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, died at her home in Penticton, BC on May 6, 2020, due to an unexpected and brief battle with cancer. Predeceased by her sons Frank and Ken and her grandson Derek, Diane is survived by Frank, her loving husband and best friend of 64 years, their remaining children Dave (Elise), Catherine (Bill), Steve (Monika), and 19 much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Diane was passionate about three things: her family, her church, and her community. She lived a life of learning and service, travelling the world, mastering languages, and supporting local and global charities. She was a Third Order Franciscan, whose values guided her life. She was a teacher, professionally and voluntarily, for over 50 years. But she was happiest when surrounded by her loud, boisterous, loving family, who will all miss her smile and stories (and grammar corrections) terribly.

Diane used her life to help where she could. Her influence will be felt by us all forever.

A celebration of Diane’s amazing life will take place when we can all gather together again.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, 250-762-2299.

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Sharon Buchanan nee Lockyer

May 9, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to all the family. Diane and I grew up together and knew each other for 71 years all filled with so many memories! My prayers to ALL the family and a special prayer for Diane. You will be truly missed! I will cherish all the memories of you and our friendship. It will never be forgotten. We will meet again. Sharon

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